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    December 27, 2012
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(male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. quern for his act 4 a.m. stats now. beatty as take a look gallant can solicit the flightcosting think it this morning erica. the we are now of julyb
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>> could get mid to upper '30's and some of the protective valley spirit temperatures could hit the freezing mark. the frost could certainly develop and manage to scrape your windshield wipers. >> satellite and radar shows high pressure building in over the area. >> that will last briefly because we have more wet weather heading our way. >> futurecast 4 shows into a a.m. tomorrow morning really not too much to contend with a blow to cloudy skies. >> as we set the clock into motion a stray showers for santa rosa. the rain off shore is pushing its way close to ocean beach and san francisco. >> the shower activity will
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develop later tomorrow nigh you can see by 5:00 p.m. a lot of folks heading home from work. >> could become a moderate to heavy rain over the richmond san raphael bay bridge judge in to berkeley and oakland an emeryville. >> impacting the north bay and parts of san francisco. >> that will continue to be the case as we head into the night hours. the showers will pass through as a wakeup on saturday morning. >> not so much moisture associated with that in fact we're talking maybe 10th of an inch of rain to a quarter of a niche in some of the higher elevations. >> 52 for richmond. 54 in oakland. 52 for pleasanton and livermore. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows rain is back in the forecast but it is not going to last for long. >> dreyer in sunny conditions as we head into your sunday. a little bit of morning fog monday morning.
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a 20 to 30 percent chance of showers as we head into the middle of next week. >> we will have more on your extended forecast coming up shortly. in the meantime however let us take a look at traffic. it is quiet a lot of people still have the day off. >> approached the bay bridge toll plaza handful of cars. >> the metering lights are off. >> here at the san mateo bridge you are good to go in both directions of highway 92. the ride steady 12 minutes from and 10. >> south bound 101 the golden gate bridge problem preconditions. i checked with the chp no accidents to report coming of the north beckham anny. >> thank you erica. >> the highway patrol the
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rest of from last year when 980 drivers were arrested for d.u.i. and the same period. in the bay area 101 to 51 the allies crashes resulted in death. driver's shot always use a designated driver in reseand wear a seatbelt. >> are combined focus on d.u.i. enforcement's has increased the number of arrest. >> the next chp. will be back next week for new year's. if you plan on drinking and not to get behind the wheel. have a designated driver or a taxi. >> pg&e crews continue to stop a gas leak. >> it happened last night
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after pg&e received reports of a gas leak. >> official said the gas in the area does not seem to be frettinspreading. >> there is no estimate when the evacuees will be returning on. >> 23 year-old the scene theeunice --gina eunice killed a 56 rolled woman who was here visiting her branch out from china. >> the judge set bail at $2 million. if she postage it must wear a scram device that checks to make sure she does not drink alcohol in is not allowed to dry. >> she will be back in court for arraignment on december 31st. >> public safety officials
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in east palo alto city emergency repairs to the levee that separates dozens of homes from the seventh sn francito creek are holding up. >> the creek overflowed on sunday night cause in mandatory evacuation for seven homes. >> police on was that disappointing uninhabitable. >> water levels in the creek had receded after sunday's overflow. >> all of the rain over
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christmas shutdown the southbound side of the agreed highway from lincoln avenue to slow oat boulevard. >> expose on is that is a good part of public works is the road floods because drain cannot handle all the water as a visitor a profit storm. >> the storm also brought out a massive tree in the east bay. >> this one fell right on the footsteps of the delta chi fraternity house on channing way in berkeley. >> the ninth foot tree took out of communication cables on it on his way down the other and that the damage was minimal. >> the country is edging closer to the folly of the so-called fiscal cliff, a series of tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect in five days. >> there still seems to be no signs of a compromise acting congress and president obama. >> president obama return to washington to get the credit
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shortage of medication. is a video the president leaving. >> house and senate members are expected to reconvene today as well. >> without a budget agreement, automatic tax increase is for everyone in the spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. >> the main dispute continues to be over taxes. >>, of the kron 4 morning news changes are coming to a netflix starting next year. how the company wants to get users more connected socially and next. >> the web more attractive weather and headlines when we come back
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>> wexcome backed. >> time is 4:10. >> net flicks is adding more social features to it streaming media service in the u.s..
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>> the company confirms that the congress passed a bill that drops restrictions on sharing user's video rental history. these revisions now with president obama signature before becoming law. >> lifting the restrictions allowing net flicks his additional there was also to media outlets by facebook and twitter. >> the new feature will be available to use in the u.s. starting the new year. >> continuing to track gas price across the bay area the average price of private picture posted by mark zuckerbergs sister on a parcel that the profile of the lead. facebook marketing directors of following them posted on twitter count for more than $40,000 to sea. >> and his sister ready to
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it at the facebook directors and a picture was meant for france only. >> content to dry gas price across bay area the average price per gallon of regular gasoline remains at three rows in sentences col. $3.49 and oakland. $3.50 in san jose. and at $3 system to sent here in california statewide. >> to toyota settled with our orders over unintended acceleration in 2009 and 2010. >> and a glass agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to install new safety features to compensate owners. >> drivers to toyota because floor mats for getting stuck, causing their vehicles to accelerate. >> under the agreement, toyota will a solid brick override system. >> the company will also set up a fund of to a $1 million to compensate former toward your honour'toyao ota owners whd
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their cars at a reduced the a because of the negative publicity. >>
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>> will come belcome back. the e is 4:15. >> christmas is behind us now be wondering what to do with your christmas tree. >> and san francisco it is a quick restart very second. >> for two weeks after that, the city will become trees and left on the curb. >> all lights, ornaments and tinsel must be off the tree. >> the tree is not good for composting is too acidic. >> the trees will be turned into wood chips will to be burn for alternative energy fuel. san francisco runs the oldest christmas tree recycling program the country. >> the time is 4:15. taking a double live look outside from our roof camp at san
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francisco. on the left the approach to the bay bridge on the right. we have dry roads this morning. it felt chilly air this morning. how is our weather? >> now we are in the lower forties' for a lot of spots. temperatures are forecast to drop another five degrees as we approach sunrise. >> we are seeing some '30's and the protective valley is it depends on where you're located. we do have light wind and the forecast. in san francisco we are at 48 degrees. 43 in san jose. satellite and radar does not show to much activity. high- pressure will build brought the day. we will see partly cloudy conditions. dry weather in to the afternoon. it will not last long. futurecast 4 shows another system dropping close at the
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bay area. >> i selected a wider view. this is northern california you can see what will happen over the next couple of days. an increase in cloud cover and rain will sag into the bay area. tomorrow night we can expect some heavier rain at times however, we're looking at shower activity. it will continue on into saturday morning is not the afternoon hours however, not a lot of moisture associated with this one. >> maybe a 10th of an inch to 1/4 of an inch of rain. it will be off and on showers. as we take a look at your temperatures for today future cast for predicting mainly '40's could see some '30's for the delta and some of our north bay valleys. by 8:00 p.m. later tonight and other chilly evening in store we are talking everyone in the '40's. but us take a look at your afternoon highs. mainly sunny skies dry
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weather for today. fremont at 53. 54 in los gatos. to the east bay lower fifties for fairfield, pittsburgh, 53 for castro valley. 52 in pleasanton. to the north bay no rain on tap for today. 53 for napa. 52 here in downtown san francisco. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows although we have rain in the forecast for tomorrow and for your saturday we will see drier conditions sunday and as we start the next work weeks. >> more on your forecast coming up momentarily. >> in the meantime let us take a look at traffic. a lot of people are off works of the roadways are not too busy. the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza doing fine. not only here the toll plaza itself up the incline and across the upper deck. >> the san mateo bridge where seeing typical traffic in terms of volume.
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especially in the west bound direction towards foster city. and of folks who work on the peninsula are headed back to work. >> south bound 101 the golden gate is quiet. a couple of cars approaching san francisco. >> on our traffic map we're seeing green on the roadway censors north bound 101. a design for interstate 280. >> for those of you out of the north bay speeds are over 50 m.p.h.. your drive is sitting at 22 minutes out of novato into san francisco. >> thank you erica. the time is 4:19. >> san paolo damn road between fell sobrante and orinda is back. open this morning after to car crash killed a woman and her dog. >> happen yesterday afternoon when a man driving north drifted into oncoming
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traffic and struck a woman's car head on. >> the woman entered all or pronounced dead at the scene. the of the driver was transported to johnriuir hot medical center with a broken arm wrist and conc>> the port of oakland is kremlin to change its spending policies and plans to launch a search for new executive after a scandal over spending in it with the retirement of its top two executives. >> the shake-up comes at a crucial time for the poor as it begins and expansion of facing an uncertain global economy. >> support to new directors put in new spending policies in place and moving forward on a project to expand rail capacity to the port. >> and a 35 a. rail yard is expected to bow to the ports import business by making it easier for imports move cargo from the port to interior parts of the country. >> santa rosa police are investigating the death of an oral elderly woman was
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found floating upon a condo complex data christmas party. >> kron fours up alicai reid spoke to the president made the course of discovery. >>-test to the residents >> we called 911 instead of trying to get the body out. >> the wois woman did not want to show their faces on camera. to people realized that was their neighbor and those not know how she got there or if she was visiting anyone. >> i have never seen anything like that. it was thought a good day. >> investigators are looking into the circumstances of this death. witnesses said
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there was a suitcase next to the body in the water. >> that hasn't taken into evidence. >> in santa rosa alicia reid kron 4 news. >> one man is behind bars and another stall on the run after the to policit took polica chase. >> the men were driving a car police say was linked to a burglary. >> the suspect took off and eventually ditched the car in front of costco and san francisco near tents and harrison yesterday afternoon. >> education officials at santa cruz city schools are expected to consider a resolution next month calling for stricter national gun-control laws. >> the school board's vice president is drafting a symbolic statement calling for a ban on assault weapons and high up pass the ammunition to nationwide. >> the vice-president is also taking for greater
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state and federal investment in middle health care. >> the school were will urge the area's nine other school district pass similar resolutions. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news former president h. w. bush is in intensive care this morning. an update on his condition next. >> also a live look outside on this thursday morning we do not have any fog in the south bay but it is a chilly start to the morning. more details on a forecast later. the time is 4:23.
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welcome back. the time is 4:25. >> former president george h. w. bush is in intensive care at a houston hospital this morning. >> mr. bush's been hospitalized there since last month with what is being described as a stubborn fever. >> a spokesman for his
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office said that the 88 year-old is on an all liquid diet and has been in the icy you since sunday. >> busch sr. was a resume limited to the hospital for a bronchitis like a cough. >> the call as improve the now the fever is the issue. doctors say that they are treating the fever tylenol. >> south africa's president c says for president nelson mandela has been released from hospital. >> the 90094 year old had been hostile to the beginning of this month. >> he was diagnosed with lung infection and also had surgery to remove also. >> a presidential spokesman says mandela will receive more medical care at his in johannesburg home until he finally recovers. >> the f b i and the part of homeland's security considered the occupied move and a potential terrorism threat before he began. >> the information comes from the fbi internal documents released under
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the freedom of information act. >> if the fbi met with new york stock exchange officials and businesses in august to about 11 to one of a planned september protest. >> the fbi released a statement says it recognizes the right of individuals and groups to engage in peaceful protest, but must also take precautions to do with any potential threat of violence. >> of santos is moved up its annual gun buyback program in the wake of its months shooting rampage in connecticut. >> people to drop off their guns exchange for gross restore gift card no questions asked. >> the mayor says the city's residents were to be protected. >> we want our legislators to do some. we feel like there's too much talking and not enough action. this is an opportunity for reply acting get rid of guns they do not use that they do not need. there are too often stolen. >> this is a hugely successful program the city says it will destroy the
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guns is given. says the buyback program started in 2009, lawson was has collected 8000 weapons. >> the time now is 4:27. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news more your forecast. and live look outside at walnut creek we are waking up to chilly conditions is morning more details on your forecast when we come back.
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wel;come the time is4:30. to in live look at the golden gate bridge. the weather should be not be a major factor. >> scarrves are the present to get. it will be cold as we head into the regioweek end.
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>> the temperatures will continue to drop as we approach sunrise. overall sunny conditions in dry in pleasant weather on tap for today. tomorrow we have changes. wet weather is bad in the forecast. not a huge rain maker. definitely not what we experience today. as a look ahead at rain on saturday. sunday is going to be a dry one but a little bit chilly. >> here is a look at the numbers. lower forties' for concord, fairfield. 41 in napa. 46 in redwood city. the afternoon highs show will climb to the low 50s. no microclimate spirit everyone is in the same boat. 51 for fairfield antioch. mainly sunny skies. 52 in downtown san francisco. cell and radar high pressure shows and will build in of the bay area
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briefly. another storms system will drop. it was the most clout is guys. we could see shower activity develop the course of the afternoon. nothing to organized. by 5:00 p.m. you are out on the road is heading home you could pick up some heavy rain for the east shore freeway. the richmond san raphael bridge also. 4101 out of north they approach the golden gate bridge. than a moderate to heavy rain could continue overnight. showers are a possibility as you wakeup on saturday. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows not a big rainmaker. maybe a 10th to a quarter of an inch frame. nothing to impressive. we could see a little bit of snow associated with the system--maybe a 10th to a quarter of an inch of rain. >> in the traffic center we
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are quiet. no hot spots. a quick bridge check. >> approached the bay bridge toll plaza first we are seeing more cars on the road compared to our last report. maybe a lot of people are heading back to work. there are no back and said the toll plaza and no metering lights to deal with. >> at the san mateo bridge looking good in both directions of highway 92. south bound 101 is problem free for those of you commuting of the north bay. >> perfect scarf whether. >> time now is 4:43. >> a man is recovering this morning after being injured in a gang-related shooting in san jose. >> officers responded to reports of shooting after a 30 last night. >> police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound near serenade way and
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lullaby lane. >> authorities say an unknown number of suspects approached the man and issued a " gang challenge before they shot him. >> the suspect ran a large this morning. the victims' injuries are not considered to be life threatening. >> a u.s. postal service no kerry accused of stealing thousands of pieces of mail in given stolen credit cards to france will return to court today. >> the man pleaded not guilty to several charges of identity theft, possession of stolen property and second-degree burglary on friday. >> romeo maniuilt natan is said to have stolen the mail from the area of devon shire avenue and san carlos. authorities said least three accomplices used a stolen credit cards. >> small force were sent into a panic after some say
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they heard gunshots go off. >> this was the scene yesterday of shoppers running from the noise in a sacramento shopping center. >> mall security says the noise was actually coming from a massive brawl that broke out involving 20 people. >> officials said they found no evidence of a shooting. >> many stories at the bargain fair mall which is a lot down,--many stores. closing their metal gates when the fight started. >> out unaccounted bombs what shocksquad been shut down a section of oakland in an attempt to remove an old tnt. this is video from abc seven news. >> police shut down 37 street between market and london street. some residents were evacuated after police learned someone want to turn in some old at&t from the world war two. >> the bomb squad was called in to remove the more than
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five counts of the explosive. >> fire crews extinguish an alarm fire in a pacific a home. the fire was four before 7:00 as baby. >> in the bathroom of a home one palo alto half-staff bellamy told dry firefighters were able to combine the fire all the to the bathroom. to those of the children or displaced by the fire. >> new this morning approval ratings for president obama and his cabinet are mixed. >> the new polls show 52 percent of people surveyed approve of the president's performance while 43 percent disapprove. vice-president joe biden's numbers are in line with the president. >> 54 percent approve of his job performance of 40 percent do not. >> are slated michelle obama has is that your approval rating. the outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton is also popular with a 66 percent approval rating. >> a new gallup poll shows a majority of americans report stricter gun laws that
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stashed support stricter gun laws. the most are against banning assault weapons. >> 58 percent of americans now say that for stricter gun laws. >> that is up from 43% october 2011. >> the american public is now split on enforcing existing laws that passing new ones. >> 46% of the public was to enforce karloff 47 percent want new legislation. >> the specific law to ban assault weapons which is backed by president obama is not gain much support october 10th. 44 percent support on assault weapons ban, while 51 percent are against it. >> the u.s. state department is criticizing a bill passed by russia's parliament to ban american from adopting russian children. president vladimir putin says he will sign the measure. >> he says the bill is a response to a new u.s. law
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that calls for sanctions against russians were found to be violating human rights. >> the state pardons as americans have adopted more than 60,000 children in the past 20 years. >> the bay area's favorite way to ring in the near is always with kron 4. >> the biggest partisan attack a fireworks will all be on kron for new year's live show. >> is hosted by cat heenan and carried radnich. kron for new ye live starts 1130 on new year's eve. -- garyra radnich
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w3elelcome back. >> this morning to firefighters wounded by gunmen who said his new york house on fire and then
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killed two other firefighters say they are tankful for the support they have received. >> they're rochester hospital released a statement on the five artists and their ", the many been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and well wishes from them and their families. >> both firefighters have been upgraded to satisfactory condition. >> today 200 you taught teacherutaah teachers will get e proper training bill to carry a weapon. the utah shooting sports council said it would waive its $50 fee for concealed weapons trained for the teachers. >> is an idea gaining traction in the aftermath of the connecticut school shooting. >> california will stop issuing . similar to a missing
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sears is a story on general first. >> california will join in his days in issuing a lawyer for missing fingers. >> unlike other states similar to california only be issued for missing seniors who suffer from alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. >> also unlike other states, california is limiting the eight for those will qualify for silver lace to 65 years and older. >> there are about 30 other states that currently issue silver alerts. >> the time is 4:43. coming up on the kron 4 morning news caltran advisory is in effect in the sierra nevada.
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in live look outside as well of the bay bridge on this thursday morning. >> no problems with traffic. we will be right back with weather all out and even get that up therr.
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welcome back. the time is 4:44. >> cleanup is underway in mobile, alabama after its second time and one a week. >> work crews cleared trees in a hard hit neighborhood yesterday's or homes and businesses were damaged. a tornado with wind speeds up to one under 35 m.p.h. it the city on christmas day. >> so far there been no reports of serious injuries in mobile. >> if you are planning to make a trip to the sierra mountains anytime soon authorities want to remind drivers to make sure they have chains handy! >> this affects drivers driving up to that statute
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on interstate 80 and highway 50. >> caltran/advisories are still in effect and for good reason snow is been coming down along those highways leading nicely and i see rose! >> to sierra avalanche center was also warning skiers to these especially cautious about out as the recent snowfalls of caused a buildup of snow. >> we are looking a dry conditions to day but a chilly start to the morning. erica will look at our forecast. good morning erica. >> good morning anny. >> ticket is now or in the '40's. and of people heading up to tahoe for the weekend ahead of new year's. here's a look conditions there. we have some advisers in place. there are slick roadway strive with extra coscaution. >> temperatures as of right now or 10 degrees below normal which will continue
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into the weekend. chilly conditions if you're heading to tahoe. satellite and radar shows we are quiet for now. high pressure is building over the region. that will be short-lived. you to cast four is predicting more rain. we set it up for the a.m. hour all the moisture sitting offshore. that will start to sag south. it will be dry as we wake up and get on the road for your friday morning commute. into the afternoon a stray showers could develop. we could see some heavy rain. futurecast 4 4:07 p.m. yellow of the bay area indicates moderate to heavy rain. it looks like it will continue to pass through in the overnight hours waking up saturday morning and we could see snow associated with this system. >> we are talking not too much moisture may be a 10th of an inch to 1/4 of an inch of rain for most of the bay
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area. >> we could see more and higher elevations. 8:00 a.m. mainly '40's and 80's and '30's on the livermore valley or the delta. we are setting the stage for another chilly night in fact, this evening a around 8:00 p.m. everyone is in the low '40's. your afternoon highs neighborhood by neighborhood we will see male disguise and dry weather thanks high-pressure has yet to the afternoon. >> if it before fremont santa clara. 53 in san jose. 54 los gatos. to the east bay moderate conditions 52 for concord and walnut creek. 53 expected in hayward. a quiet day in the north bay. 524 petaluma and a bottlnavado
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>> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows moisture in what weather rain a possibility tomorrow in to saturday. sunday it looks to be a dry but chilly one. mostly sunny skies. morning fog a possibility as the start the next work week. we have a 20 to 30 percent chance of showers and your tuesday and wednesday. >> i have been checking with the chp we do not have any accidents to report. it is a quiet ride around the bay area. a lot people have the day off. we are not monitoring the hot spots however, caltran is back to work we have over my construction. we're not seeing any slowdowns at the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza of oakland to san francisco. >> at the san mateo bridge we're seeing usual conditions. a typical thursday morning. the tell light heading out towards foster city and southbound 101 the golden gate bridge is fine coming out of marin county. >> speaking of marin county let us take a look on our
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traffic maps. green on the center's indicates speeds over 50 mi. per hour. the drive is 23 minutes of novato into the city. >> it all is well for the bayshore freeway interstate 280. no delays westbound coming across the dumbarton bridge. >> thank you erica. >> the time is 4:49. >> a new study confirms that a huge asteroid will safely past by kurds in 2014. >> new observations astronomers complete confidence that the 4 1/6 ft. wide space rock will not hit the earth when it passes by in 28 years. >> with the asteroid was discovered last year, said it had a one and five under chance of hitting our planet. >> astronomers confirm that the asteroid would not want the plan by using a deny nor telescope in october. >> bring biologists are trying to figure out how to help a 30 ft. whale that washed up onto a new york
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city beach. >> biologists say is a mail sent whale the second- largest well species. >> is alive but looks to be injured. >> police been spraying water on it so it can read. >> experts are not sure why the creature beach itself and that exchanges--that its chances of survival appears slim. >> a whale appeared in a coastal enclave of queens the was heavily damaged during super storms sandy. >> a new study shows your children are obese is best deals with in the it to the two in four years old and also those more in commany reteu a portion of the purchase
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price 15 or 20 percent of the neck (not. >> consumer reports recommend reviewing a retailer term policy before heading to the mall. keeping the falling in mind. if proceeds will make a transaction much easier. some stores will not accept returns without one. not all purchases made on line can be returned a store. >> some gift cards cannot be returned or will not amount to a cash refund. if items were purchased at an out that they may not be returnable. >> if an item comes with a free or bonus gift that usually has to return to. >> you might not be able to return something you paid for without the free b you did not pay for. if you got a package deal bring everything back for consumer watch i am karen cafia. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news and the nfl have announced season's pro
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bowl rosters. we will tell you how many 49ers made the team. >> and a reminder to catch dr. phil i f to the kron 4 morning news at 10:00 a.m.. we will be right
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welcome back. the time is4 :54. >> the and estelle has announced the season's pro bowl roster. and the san francisco 49ers lead the nfc with nine invitations. >> this matches last season's total includes first-time honorees. all the nine players are slated to start the january 27th game except for running back frank gore at inside linebacker navorro coleman. >> the ninth lexus come close to the most ever for
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the peseta to go 49ers to had 10 players selected for the pro bowl game in 1984. >> and measure opening for a movie musical. and this is and is making a movie. and the creator of tv musical mason announcement that has in singing with glee. elizabeth cooridan has the headlines. >> who could forget clintontarantino his new moviedjango unchanged top $50 million. >> you might be excited about aid lady gaga documentary. she will make a moviechronicling her life and our upcoming album. problem is expected to drop in 2013. >> brian murphy had an announcement. he and his cousin david miller welcome to their first child on
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christmas eve. logan phineas miller murphy. for hollywood minute i'm elizabeth coridan. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news at 5:00 a.m. former president george h. w. bush remains in a houston hospital this morning. we will have an update on his condition next. >> and toyota sells a massive lawsuit with car owners but it is not all bad news for the automaker. details straight ahead. >> plus, home prices are recovering from the price of rentals in many cities have spiked. we will tell you where to bay area cities lead on the top of 10th highest rental increase of 2012. as kron 4 morning news continues in two
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>> (male announcer): live
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from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at 5:00 a.m. starts now. >> good morning. thank you for joining us on this thursday december 27th. >> pg&e crews are trying to stop the gas leak right now in brentwood that prompted three homes to be evacuated details coming up. >> former president george h. w. bush's an intensive care this morning at a houston hospital after a series of setbacks. >> new informations on his condition when we come back. >> christmas vacation is over in washington. we're less than a week before the so-called fiscal cliff, and lawmakers scrambling to come up with a solution. >> good morning darya protection live look at the roof cam downtown san francisco. it still looks like christmas. we are enjoying clear conditions. it is cold out there with the badgers in the '40's were the most part typical continue to drop about another five degrees approaching sunrise.
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>> localbundle up to the afternoon. the images will stay in the '50s as we head into the evening hours. mostly clear skies and dry conditions. here is a look at the numbers for those of you heading out. 39 degrees for fairfield. 41 for napa. mid-40s in richmond. temperatures will continue to drop. we are seeing mid '30's hovering right above the freezing mark for the portion of our protective valley. you may need to scrape your when should wipers. >> as we take a look at satellite and radar high pressure has built in of the area at least for the next day or so. after that we have wet weather in the forecast. temperatures today sitting around a 53 degree mark. i will break down your afternoon highs and what you to futurecast for my next report. at 5:01
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a.m. this type of traffic with george. >> off thank you erica things look quite now we're not tracking any delays, problems, no hot spots. light ride westbound. >> i expect today and tomorrow to be lighter than usual days. that is why we did not see any slow traffic on interstate 580 or highway 4 to the state. half the rest of the bay area also during well. mark. >> thank you george. justin to kron 4 an officer involved shooting in walnut creek. it happen in an apartment complex on creekside drive. >> the call came around 315 this morning. >> kron fours willta \ ttran joins us. >> there are police cars blocking the street. this looks like an active scene although it has not shut down the entire
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neighborhood. cars are being allowed to drive through however there is slow. what we have learned there was an officer involved shooting. the officers or officers were not injured by this. they are looking for a suspect at least one of them. i am told by the public information officer that perhaps they will try to give as an of day around 530 this morning as the one of creek police department is to lay at the scene. i do not see crime scene tape up. fortunately no officers were injured. i will try to give you an update minutes from now. >> will check with will drop the morning on this officer involved shooting. >> another developing story pg&e crews continue to strive to stop a gas leak in brentwood. this happened last night after pg&e got reports of a gas odor on all broke drive. crews have not been able to find the exact cause of the league. the
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gas in the area it does not seem to be spreading in there is no danger to nearby homes. there is no estimate for when the evacuate residents will be able to return home. >> the former president george h. w. bush is in intensive care at a houston hospital this morning. >> mr. bush as an hospitalized there since last month was been described as discovered a fever. >> as spokesmen for his office said that the 88 year olds is on all it would die in has been in i season sunday. >> busch sr. was originally minute not hospital for bronchitis like cough. >> the call is to improve without a fever is the issue. >> the country is inching closer to falling off the so-called fiscal cliff. a series of tax hikes and spending cuts that to make affected in five days. >> there still seems to be no signs of compromise between congress and president obama. >> president obama returns
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to washington today after cutting his holiday vacation short. >> this is video of the president leading from his vacation. >> house and senate members are expected to reconvene today as well. >> without a budget agreement, automatic tax increases for everyone in the spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. >> the main dispute continues to be over taxes. >> there was a big drop in wall street because of the fiscal cliff. the dow off 25 points yesterday as investors are increasingly skeptical that lawmakers will make a deal on the fiscal cliff the flat this morning. in the opening bell. a letter from the treasury secretary air to congress sent after the bill yesterday may also weigh on the market. >> government reports on the labour and housing markets, a consumer confidence and manufacture more do throughout the day. >> in bay area headlines the woman accused of killing a grandmother in a drug driving accident at the twin peaks without this matter
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first court appearance. >> off 23 your old goina eunice is accused of hit and run, trucking driving and vehicular manslaughter. >> the accident occurred three people and killed 56 year-old yuee yao who was here visiting her new grandchild for china. >> the judge said eunices bail at $2 million. if she goes bill she was wearing scram device that check to make sure she does not drink alcohol does not allow to dry. >> surely that in court for rain in the december 31st. >> let us take a live look at the approach to the bay bridge. no one is very had very quiet. vacations continue for a lot of people in the bay area. pretty much no one has schools of traffic is lighter. it is 41 degrees and concord. looking for a high of 52 to
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>> here is your 7 day around the bay extended forecast. there is rain in the forecast for saturday. we do have a another chance of showers for tuesday and wednesday.
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>> toyota has settled with car owners over unintended acceleration in 2009 and 2010. the automaker has agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to install new safety features and compensate owners. drivers sued toyota because floor mats were getting stuck, causing their vehicles to accelerate. under the agreement, toyota will install a break-override system. the company also set
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up a fund of $250 million to compensate former toyota owners who sold their cars at a reduced value because of the negative publicity. >> we are getting a look this morning at starbucks " to come together " to campaign. it's the coffee's
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especially oakland and sampras's go. they are among the top-10 highest rental spikes of 2012. sampras's go napa no. 10 spot, while oakland comes in at no. 2. the year over year rise in oakland was 11.6%. in san francisco it was 5.8%. the number spot goes to houston, at 16.8%.
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will be right back. >> welcome back. this is video just then took kron 4 out of columbus, ohio. it is going to be a difficult place this morning for drivers to get to work. many roles are split, covered with ice and snow. all i knew could still pick up another enter to from this storm. as the storm makes his way up the east coast, the national weather service says the north east heaviest snowfall will be in the norton pa., upstate new
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york and endless sections of new england states. the storm is set to end tomorrow morning before it heads to canada. >> if you are planning to make a trip to the sierra mountains anytime soon authorities want to remind drivers to make sure to have chains handy. if this affects drivers driving up on interstate 80 and highway 50. caltran advisers are still any effect. and for good reason snow has been coming down along those highways leaving behind slick and icy roads. the >> it is a very slow trade
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as you travel up. we will not check with erik up about the snow. >> i have been checking with some of resources and a higher elevations are averaging about 20 in.. a lot of people are excited to head up there. we do have some advisory's and watches and warnings for the greater tahoe area. you should certainly keep your chains handy. temperatures are average about we do have a problem for another score storm later on. it is a very cold start for the morning. we do have several spots that are in the lower 40's. it is 42 degrees in san jose. >> sam francisco is sitting
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at 48 degrees but temperatures will continue to drop. they will drop about 5 degrees. as we take a look at the highs everyone is a around 53 degrees. it may be a few degrees cooler it just depends on where you are located. we do expect mainly sunny conditions as high pressure builds in. this will be in control briefly and then we are tracking a another storm that is expected to come. we do want to walk you through futurecast 4 and take our time. >> the 8:00 a.m. hour is when everyone will be waking up and we are expecting it to be mainly cloudy conditions. off we will not see any rain in just yet. the rain will arrive first in the north bay or around santa rosa around 1:00 p.m.. this could reach ocean beach that district. by 5:00
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p.m. when you are out trying to head home you may see moderate to heavy rain for san rafael. it will be a wet 141 01 over the golden gate bridge. rain will be on and off for the north bay and we will continue to see a passing shower as we wake up on saturday morning. >> we are talking about a 10th of an inch and it could be more for the higher elevations. it will be mainly sunny skies as we head into the latter part of the weekend. morning fog is possible as we start the next work week. >> it is a pretty easy ride
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around the bay area. we have not tracking any problems or delays. here is your bridge check. for the westbound ride is looking good for the macarthur mayes. if the east shore freeway is looking good as well. i will update the drive time for you in a moment. here is a look at 92 where seymour traffic here at this hour. the drive time is still fine. the golden gate bridge, ride looks good. we are picking up construction that is adding a fourth lane. looking at the east shore freeway the ride is 12 minutes from hercules to berkeley. >> 580 westbound for the alta mount pass way and coming up from tracy is a pretty good ride. no delays or problems. your north bay ride is still under 23 minutes from novato to the
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golden gate bridge. >> public safety officials in east palo alto say that emergency repairs to a levy that separated dozens of calls from the san francisco quarto creek are holding up. the creek overflowed on sunday night causing mandatory evacuations for seven homes. at least one home was damaged to the point of being un and habitable. water levels in the creek have receded after sunday's overflow which was the third highest in recorded history. no further work has been scheduled but the city continues to keep a close eye on the levee. >> all of the rain over christmas shutdown the southbound side of the upper great highway from lincoln avenue to slow boulevard. a spokes woman at the san francisco department of public works say that the rolled floods because the drains cannot handle all the water, especially during a
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powerful storm. drivers are being forced to take the lower great highway route. the north bound side is still open. officials said the high will close about 60 times a year. it is not know when the southbound side will reopen. >> the storm also brought down a massive tree in the east bay. this one fell ride on the footsteps of the delta chase fraternity house on channing way in berkeley. the 90 ft. tree took out some communication cables will on its way down. but other than that the damage was minimal. >> santa rosa police all looking into how a 70 year old woman died, found floating in a pond at an apartment complex. a family who was have a christmas party at the what lake apartment complex found the body. a couple was on their way to do cleanup for the part when they spotted her.
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they found out it was the couple's 70 year-old neighbor. but the couple does not live at the complex and they have no idea how she got there. >> will be back at.
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>> in world news this morning. the victim of a brutal and gang raped in new delhi high has arrived in singapore for additional medical treatment, after her condition worsened. if the 23 year-old woman was attacked in a new dell high bus last week. police have arrested six suspects. the rape sparked widespread protests and a government panel will be assembled to look into the crime and suggest why to improve women's safety. >> south africa us
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presidency says the former president nelson mandela has been released from hospital. the 94 year-old has been in the hospital since the beginning of the month. he was diagnosed with a lung infection and also had surgery to remove gall stones. a presidential spokesman says that mandela will receive more medical care at his the johannesburg home until you fully recovers. >> newtown, conn. are asking for the public to stop sending gifts, which the small town is struggling to manage. since the slaying of the 20 students and six this faculty members >> two weeks ago, a new town has been the lowest bid, up from tens of thousands of teddy bears, or does a soccer balls to flowers, our work and school supplies. officials say that they would be to the best way to help the community after the " where houses pull items " our process. >> will be right back.
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>> a developing story just into kron 4 news room. we're getting reports of an
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officer involved shooting in walnut creek. it happens in an apartment complex on creekside drive. the call came in around 315 this morning. kron 4 urs will tran just to the scene and he joins us now on the phone. >> we do know that there was some sort of incident involving a police officer that discharged his weapon about 320 this morning. no officer is injured at this time. we do not know a lot of details because we just arrived here. there with holding a lot of the information. if they stated they will have a press briefing in about 15 to 20 minutes. as soon as we do receive the information will pass along to you. creekside itself is open to traffic but they do have a police line set up. >> 5:30 a.m. is the time. we
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are waking up to dry and roadways. the >> it is dry but it is called for now. we do have temperatures in the low 40's. we recently had upper 30's. if is colder and the protected ballots.valleys. it is mainly clear skies around the bay area. into afternoon you can expect sunshine and try and pleasant weather into tomorrow. showers may still continue as they develop. this will last until the early part of saturday morning. >> let's take a look at the temperatures is 39 out the door in fairfield. it is 43 right now and napa. as we
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take a look at your satellite radar picture we do have high pressures in control. we are not seeing a very active whether system. i will tell you how much grain we are expecting to receive and when the timing is. >> it is 5:32 a.m.. >> we continue to monitor a lot ride the san mateo bridge. there is no delays. your quick commute check shows a light and quick area all around the bay area. >> pg&e crews continue to work of stopping a gas leak that caused three holes to be evacuated in brentwood. it happened last night after pg&e received reports of a gas or on al work dry. crews have not been able to find the exact cause of the league. officials say that the gas in the area does not
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seem to be spreading and there is no danger to nearby homes. there is no estimate for when the evacuate residents will be able to return home. >>approval ratings for president obama and his cabinet are mixed. a new poll shows 52 percent of people surveyed approve of the president's performance. while 43 percent disapprove. vice president joe biden's numbers are in line with the president. 54 percent approve of his job performance while 40 percent do not. first lady michelle, has a 73 percent approval rating. outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton is also popular with a 66 percent approval rating. >> a new gallup poll shows a majority of americans support starker gun laws but most are against banning assault weapons. 58 percent
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of americans now say the they support stricter gun laws. that is of from 43% in october 2011. the american public is now split on enforce existing gun laws instead of passing new ones. 46 percent of the public wants to enforce current loss of 47 percent want new legislation. the law to ban assault weapons which is backed by president obama has not gained much support since october 2011. 44 percent of people are supporting assault weapons ban while 51 percent are against it. >> a u.s. postal service mail carrier is accused of stealing thousands of pieces of mail and giving stolen credit cards to friends while he returns court today. the man pleaded not guilty to several charges of identity theft, possession
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of stolen property and second-degree burglary on friday. romeo maniulit natan this sets have stolen the male from the area of devon shire avenue in san carlos. authorities say least three accomplices used a stolen credit cards. >> alameda county's bomb squad shut down a section of oakland in an attempt to remove old tnt. this is video from abc seven bills. police shut down 37 street between market and linden trees. some residents were evacuated after police learned someone wanted to turn in some old tnt from world war two. the bomb squad was called in to remove the more than 5 lbs. of explosives. police also had to close off the 900
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>> good morning and welcome back. it is 5:38 a.m.. >> hundreds of mall shoppers in sacramento were sent into a panic after they heard what sounded like gunshots. if this was the scene yesterday as shoppers from art and fair mall. mall security say that the noise was actually coming from a mass of brawl that broke out involving 20 people just before 5:00 p.m.. officials say they found no evidence of a shooting. many stores when as a lockdown, closing their metal gates, when the fight started. >> we hit behind the jury calmer and that is when i decided that we should get out of here.
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>> police believe that the sound may have led people to think that the shots were being fired. the mall has since reopened. >> four people that were involved were arrested. >> justin to kron 4 there is more good news for the economy. weekly jobless claims dropping to 350,000 this 10,000 fewer applicants than expected. u.s. unemployment benefit applications over the past month fall to the lowest in nearly five years. >> a private pitcher by mark zuckerberg sister on her personal facebook profile has been leaked. a facebook marketing director saw the photo and a posted it to her twitter account. for her
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more than 40,000 followers to see. and zuckerberg sister, randi, tweet did at the facebook director sang her picture was meant for france only and later said that she could see the full because they shared a mutual friend. many people are reacting to the pitcher saying that facebook makes privacies that is difficult to navigate. the >> continuing to try gas prices across the bay area. the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline remains at $3.60 in san francisco this morning. in the east bay the price in oakland is $3.49 this morning. and in the south bay the average price in san jose is of 2¢ from yesterday at $3.50 a gallon. these prices compared to the state average of $3.52 here in california. >> we will be right back.
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>> welcome back.
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investigators are on the scene of an officer involved shooting in walnut creek. it happens in an apartment complex and creekside drive. the call came in around 315 this morning. we have a another live report coming up at the top of our. >> the country is inching closer to falling off the so-called " fiscal cliff " a series of tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect in five days. if this is video of the president leads in hawaii as he heads back to washington for work. house and senate members are expected to reconvene today as well. without a budget agreement, automatic tax increases for every one and deep spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. >> former president george h. w. bush is in intensive care a hospital this morning. mr. bush has been
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hospitalized there since last month and what is being described as a " stubborn fever ". a spokesman for his office said that the 88 year-old is on an all- liquid diet and has been and i see you since sunday. >> cleanup is underway in mobile, alabama this morning after its second tornado in a week. work crews cleared trees in a hard-hit neighborhoods yesterday. homes and businesses were damaged. a tornado with wind speeds up to 135 mi. per hour hit the city on christmas day. >> parts of upstate new york are seen a heavy snowfall. the national weather service has issued a winter storm warning until midday today. if there is also a forecast of a total of 8 to 12 in. of snow by tonight. for those
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traveling on rose, new york state police and the dot have kept files out to keep rose open. drivers will still have to be cautious. forecasters expect the snow to turn to drizzle. that may cause a black eyes on the road. >> satellite and radar is showing that it is pretty quiet for the bay area. a lot of of wet weather that we were contending with has pushed its way east. high pressure will kick in in and this will be for a short amount of time. there is more wing on the way. right now it is only looking like a chance of rain it just depends on where you are located. >> even into the afternoon by 1:00 p.m. there will
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possibly be some light rain for santa rosa. it could approach zero should be to cars of the richmond district. as we continue to set the clock into motion later on in afternoon it will be moderate to heavy showers. for those of you who are going to the tunnels in maybe on and off showers. we will not see pretty much passed through hayward. he looks pretty dry for fremont. most of the rain should subside by early saturday morning. we do have potential for a another shower mainly along the peninsula. >> for your afternoon highs for today it is pretty mild weather. fremont is at 53 degrees and redwood city is looking at 52 degrees. it will be 53 degrees for paula out so. as we head to the
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east bay everyone will be in the '50s. a quiet day for the north bay will be 52 degrees for novato. your kron 47 day around the bay forecast showing that it will be a chance of showers yet a gang as we head into tuesday and wednesday. >> we are looking at a very light ride for the bay area bridges. the san mateo bridge and the golden gate bridge drive times are as low as they get nine minutes. if this is even out of the macarthur what wamayes. e golden gate bridge looks clear as well. there are no problems. in the east bay there are a few accidents. heading down to the dublin i just got word in on 680
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south bound at highway 84 there may be an overturned accident. it is unclear whether it is blocking any lanes. it is possible that it might not do much to slow the ride down. the traffic is so light this morning. >> the california highway patrol is reporting more than 1000 d.u.i. i arrests all just over the holiday weekend. the chp was in maximum enforcement mold started on friday and ended at midnight on christmas night. statewide 1060 drivers were arrested for driving under but influence. that's up from last year when 980 drivers were arrested for d.u.i. door in the same. in the bay area, there were 151 d.u.i. arrest. there were also three crashes that resulted in deaths. the chp remise drivers always use a designated driver as always
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wear their seat belts. >> this is all so combined with our focus and it has increased the number of arrests. >> the next chp. a maximum of force will be back on next week for new year's. if so, if you plan on drinking do not get behind the wheel. you should a designated driver or taxi to get you home safely. >> we are watching conditions around the bay and so far for-as we have clear skies outside and we will have more on your forecast coming up.
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>> marine biologists are trying to figure out how to help a 30 ft. whale that was
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the call to a new york city beach. biologists say it is a male san well the second largest whale species. it is alive but it looks to be injured. police have been sparring war on the wheel. experts are not sure why the creature beast itself and that its chances of survival appear very slam. the well appeared in eight coastal enclave of queens that was heavily damaged door in a super storm sandy. >> after spending three days stuck on a ledge "chico " the pit bull is back home. chico went missing after he wandered off his owner's property and oregon. when his owner could not find him she looked at the bottom of a steep embankment and then call the local fire department for help. chico
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was hundred and firefighters reached him and he expected to be okay. >> christmas is behind us and now you might be wondering what to do with your christmas tree. in san francisco you can recycle your tree starting january 2nd. for two weeks after that, the city will pick up trees that are left on the curb. all the lights, ornaments and tinsel must be off the tree. >> the trees will be turned into wood chips which will be barred for alternative energy use. san francisco once all this christmas tree recycling program and the county. >> the weather should be pretty nice and we finally will have some sunshine and a chance to dry off. sun
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that would be the better deck of the week. we will be warming up a few degrees as we head into next week. will have more on your forecast as we return. >> also coming up we will be live on its then with an officer involved shooting. we're also watching the winter storm and the northeast. as far as the snow back here we are watching the snow and lake tahoe. we do have several more inches to return. we will be right back.
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